CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) - Curry County voters will decide in November whether to raise taxes for a new courthouse in the eastern New Mexico county.
The ballot question will ask voters to issue up to $16.5 million from property tax increases to pay for the courthouse.
They also will vote on a quarter-cent gross receipts tax increase for capital improvement projects.
Curry County officials have said that money will be used for improvements to the existing jail and for a new two-story jail.
The gross receipts tax increase also is expected to raise about $16.5 million.
Commissioners voted Monday to put the tax increases on the ballot.
Information from: Clovis News Journal, http://www.cnjonline.com